President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to Niamey, Republic of Niger today (Thursday) to attend the African Union (AU) Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification, and also to attend the Extraordinary Session on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) with the theme: ‘Industrializing Africa: Renewed commitment towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization and Economic Diversification.
This was disclosed on Wednesday in a statement by the President’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu.
According to the statement, “The High-Level summit, being convened as part of the Africa Industrialization Week annual commemorative activities is expected to adopt a Declaration, highlighting the importance of industrialization and economic transformation in the continent and how to make progress in that regard.
The President would also be present for the launch of the French version of the Book titled: ‘Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria’, as well as the inauguration of ‘Muhammadu Buhari Boulevard’
Those travelling with President Buhari to the Republic of Niger include Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi; the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; amongst other top government officials.
President Buhari is expected to return to Nigeria on Friday 25 November 2022.